PrimeSource helps homeowner rebuild after Oklahoma City tornado
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. and Rebuilding Together announced today that they had repaired the home of an Oklahoma City resident who had been forced to relocate after his home was severely damaged by the tornado that devastated parts of Moore, Okla. in May 2013. Oklahoma City resident Keith was fortunate to survive the storm that caused a large tree to fall onto his house, damaging his roof and flooding his entire home with storm water. Faced with a physical disability from his job as a contractor and limited funds to rebuild, Keith was forced to relocate while working to rebuild slowly. While away, Keith’s dog was attacked by looters and had to be put down. He was forced to move back into his one livable room to keep a closer eye on his property.
A few months after the one year anniversary of the devastating tornado that destroyed his home, volunteers from PrimeSource and Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City teamed up to rebuild Keith’s damaged home. PrimeSource contributed the resources, tools and materials needed to help complete those repairs while Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City, through the support of local volunteers, helped install new windows and doors, repaired drywall, and sealed the home to help return it to its original form.
“Support from companies like PrimeSource is critical to helping communities rebuild after they’ve been devastated by storms like the one that hit Oklahoma in 2013,” said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “We are thankful for the support and resources that PrimeSource has provided to help Keith rebuild his home and return some of what he has lost.”
“PrimeSource is honored to be able to use its Grip-Rite products to help Rebuilding Together restore this storm ravaged structure back into a home,” said David Fishbein, Co-CEO of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., exclusive distributor of Grip-Rite products. “As part of the partnership with Rebuilding Together and our commitment to helping rebuild America’s communities, we are proud to contribute the tools, resources and products needed to help Keith finally turn this page and start a new chapter in his life.”
Rebuilding Together’s local affiliate in Oklahoma City is one of 166 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the nation. Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City serves low-income homeowners in the greater Oklahoma City metro, ensuring that homeowners stay safe, warm and dry. Their work includes: disaster recovery, modifications for accessibility, mobility, and fall-prevention, energy-efficiency upgrades, improvements to plumbing, heating, electrical and much more. With the help of over 2,000 volunteers, Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City helps rebuild more than 220 homes a year.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together strengthens the lives of our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. As we rebuild homes, community spaces and nonprofit facilities, our lasting impact helps to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country. We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Learn more and get involved at
About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
With 42 distribution centers throughout the US and Canada and more than 1,200 employees, PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials serving residential, commercial, and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain. Core products distributed under the Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands include: Nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; residential and commercial roofing products; diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives and caulks, contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; and fencing and wire. For more information please visit
www.primesourcebp.com or call (800) 676-7777.
About Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City:
One of 166 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the nation, Rebuilding Together OKC serves low-income homeowners in the greater Oklahoma City metro, ensuring that homeowners stay safe, warm and dry. Locally, we engage 2,000 volunteers to work on more than 220 homes a year. Our work includes: disaster recovery, modifications for accessibility, mobility, and fall-prevention, energy-efficiency upgrades, improvements to plumbing, heating, and electrical and much more. For more information, please visit rebuildingtogetherokc.org, call 405.607.0464, or find us on Facebook at